The city police, on Sunday night, arrested eight people on charges of engaging in obscene acts in public places and sodomy. The police conducted raids on the Government High School grounds (now property of Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences) and Maharaja Park. The arrested were identified as Hemanth Kumar (22), Nagesh (27), Jayakeerthi (38), Prashanth (28), Pavan (26), Umashankar (40), Tabriz (23) and Anand Kumar (40). All are residents of Hassan. They were noticed in secluded places engaged in obscene acts. — Staff Correspondent

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